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UWP Tips & Tricks #4 – DEP0001 : Unexpected Error: A Prerequisite for an install could not be satisfied.


When trying to deploy the Universal Windows App to the Windows 10 Mobile device , there are times when you might receive the following error

Severity    Code    Description    Project    File    Line
Error        Error : DEP0001 : Unexpected Error: A Prerequisite for an install could not be satisfied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80073CFD)

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If you receive this error , the solution for it is pretty simple .

Just have a look at the Package.appxmanifest file and specially the TargetDeviceFamily element.

<Dependencies>
    <TargetDeviceFamily Name="Windows.Mobile" MinVersion="10.0.0.0" MaxVersionTested="10.1.0.0" />
</Dependencies>

Just make sure that the MinVersion attribute is set with the right version (The version in the Device should be greater than or equal to the one set here).

Senthil Kumar B
Senthil Kumar is a former Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional). He is a Co-Author of the book "Windows 10 Development Recipes using JavaScript and CSS" for Apress Publication. He is a technical presenter, blogger, mentor and a Geek.  Senthil is a regular speaker is various local user groups. He has presented at conferences like Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS) & Microsoft DevCamps. You can reach out to him via his Twitter handle @isenthil.